The Washington Times - June 14, 2009, 05:09PM

With Tennessee just now getting rid of their bans on carrying guns in restaurants that serve alcohol, only nine states still ban people who are authorized to carry a gun to carry it in those places. Virginia allows open carry in restaurants, but it might soon be added to the list of concealed carry states that allowed carrying in restaurants. Both the Republican and Democratic party Gubernatorial nominees, Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds, support repeal of the restaurant ban on concealed carry, and Virginia’s legislature has passed such a bill twice in the last two years. Virginia’s Governor Kaine claimed that he vetoed the legislation for safety reasons, but he refused to point to any evidence from any other state that such carrying represented a threat to others.